As every morning, I wake up, take a quick shower and…Let’s roll! Elevator, stairs, gettin’on the car, turning on the engine and the day starts. Other places, other elevators, finally in front of a PC, I switch it on and the working day begins.
What’s strange or different than what anyone else does? Nothing.
Sometimes it is important taking some time to investigate some “normal” habits, they are based on some kind of certainties, which we take for granted.
It is obvious that every morning I wake up (!)
It is natural that the water comes out of the tap while I wash myself, that the electric current and the gas cook and heat my breakfast; that the palace in which I live keeps standing; that the elevator cables hold the weight; that the mechanism of the vehicle that I drive around works properly; that the computer turns on…
How many things we take for granted! And how many acts of faith we implicitly profess.
In fact, in general, we do not avoid taking a shower because we do not believe the fake news of a fantastic aqueduct that has been built to bring water into the houses…
We would be ridiculous.
The process that leads us to consider credible -or not- a given, a certain reality, implies our choice and our attitude. What we feel and touch, we welcome it. On the contrary, we reject it.
The fact remains that our choice of not believing a tap credible, does not make the faucet disappear (nor the shower, fortunately!)
The materialistic experience of certain Western thought tends to coincide a lot with the reasonableness with what is concretely measurable and practicable. What you touch,it exists. What exists, it is true.
However, if you listen to the conversations on a bus or in a waiting room or even better if you read posts on social networks, you can realize that also the materialistic perspective is also in crisis.
To the so-called scientific evidence of a datum, is faced with the deconstruction of the existence of scientific absolutes, with more or less declared and more or less comprehensible purposes.
Avoiding to further investigatespecific topics, the feeling is that we replace an absolute with another absolute camouflaged by alternative truths, which hides badly a self-centered “in my opinion”.
A “in my opinion” that is still said, written, witnessed by those who wake up every morning, take a shower, etc. etc.
These doubles (and triple and quadruple and … n-upli) levels of managing one’s trust in something or someone, are a fascinating phenomenon.
The “suspension of judgment”, obtained through a constant practice of a discipline, helps to clarify our position regarding the evidence that surrounds us, starting from ourselves.
But it can become a double-edged sword, a tool of raw opportunism, where some truths that are “useful”, are welcome. Others are silenced in the name of some “free zone”, not better defined by a bad interpretation of what is a Dojo and the community that lives it in.
What is the purpose of a powerful tool for self-discovery and freedom, if we are not able to use it to find the truth? To meet it?
Those who train with the sword know that every technique, every movement, repeated, leads to greater clarity. The sword cuts, “discriminates”, separates something from something else.
If we say that an accurate practice is useful to clarify, but we do not know how to define what we put in the the light of clarity, do not we look like many robots that wave hands and feet without a reason?